Faculty Profile

Theresa MacPhail

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES
Email: tmacphai@stevens.edu
School:  College of Arts & Letters
Department:  Science and Technology Studies / Science Communication / Science, Technology & Society
Program:  Science Communication / Science, Technology & Society
Education

PhD, Medical Anthropology, University of California - Berkeley
MA, Social Science and Humanities, New York University
BA, Journalism, University of New Hampshire
Certificate in Chinese Language - University of Hong Kong

Research

My research centers on the culture of public health, the production of scientific knowledge, networks of expertise, information sharing, and everyday lived experiences of epidemiologists and microbiologists. My first book, The Viral Network: A Pathography of the H1N1 Influenza Pandemic, is out this fall from Cornell UP. My next project will focus on the incorporation of the tools and methods of big data into infectious disease surveillance and response programs.

General Information

Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow - John W. Draper Program in Humanities and Social Thought, New York University

Professional Societies

4-S
American Anthropological Association (AAA)

Selected Publications
Books
  1. Theresa MacPhail. (Dec 2014). The Viral Network: A Pathography of the H1N1 Influenza Pandemic, Cornell University Press.
Courses
  • HST 120 Intro to Science & Tech Studies